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    Polish Recipes??

    I'm looking for any suggestions for some good Polish food. My circle of friends & I are a part of a "cuisine night" each month. Each month we take turns hosting dinner that features a certain nationality of food. Since I'm 1 of 6 Polish people in the state of Indiana, my wife & are supposed to serve Polish food in September to our friends. I'm thinking of Cabbage Rolls (AKA Polish Gernades) as the main dish. But, we need to have a side dish, a desert, and a alcoholic beverage of Polish influence. I thought I would ask for some menu idea's here since many Pittsburgh natives are also of Polish persuasion.

    Can anyone here help a fellow Pollock brotha out?

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    Perogis are Polish right? Stuffed cabbage...ehhh. Takes a little time but I make my perogis by hand.

    Flour and egg make up the dough...much like making pasta. Roll it through a pasta press into sheets.

    I take mashed potatoes, prosciutto, roasted garlic, sausage, baby portabella mushrooms, sharp cheddar and blend it up into a semi-smooth filling.

    Fill the pasta sheets...crimp....boil then fry in butter and onions.

    I serve with sour cream and apple sauce.

    The mother in law asks for it everytime she comes down. I think your guests would like it.

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    One more suggestion. I get alot of ideas from epicurious.com.

    You can do an advanced search...under cuisine select eastern european. I just checked it out...145 eastern european recipes.

    That should do ya.

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    Oz,

    Had a very good golfing buddy fresh off the boat.... well he migrated here during high school and we played against each other in High School soccer and inevitably met surfing and then as the years went on and we became adults his wife (not Polish) would always cook some Polish items. I can't even remember the many dishes, but I do remember enjoying pierogi and a cold cut dish for apps with various cold cuts and three sausages from Poland: Krakowska Sausage, Zywiecka Sausage, and Cyganska Sausage.... (had to Google the proper spelling). That's all the 411 this Asian guy can give you about Polish cuisine. Good luck.

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    Nice suggestions fella's!! I will definitely follow-up and investigate your input. I love cooked cabbage, but I'm starting to realize most people may not find it enjoyable(especially the wives of my redneck friends).

    I have been considering Perogie's (sp?) as a side dish. I will look into it further.

    The struggle I seem to be having is with an alcoholic beverage. Pollocks seen to enjoy Vodka. Straight Vodka. What fun is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozey74
    Nice suggestions fella's!! I will definitely follow-up and investigate your input. I love cooked cabbage, but I'm starting to realize most people may not find it enjoyable(especially the wives of my redneck friends).

    I have been considering Perogie's (sp?) as a side dish. I will look into it further.

    The struggle I seem to be having is with an alcoholic beverage. Pollocks seen to enjoy Vodka. Straight Vodka. What fun is that?

    Grey Goose Martinis and instead of an olive you could skewer tiny sliced Kielbasas.

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    Oz, as I told you, I don't know all the recipes my grandmother used down at the church. But with a last name such as Niedzialek, they are pretty good.... As a desert, how about potato pancakes topped with cherries, blueberries, strawberries, or whipped cream?.... This was one of the few that she passed down to me (the pancakes):

    -4 to 6 potatoes peeled and cut (use Yukon Gold, red, or white... NOT baking potatoes)

    -run thru food processor and put in strainer to drain

    -in mixing bowl, add potatoes to: 1tbsp lemmon or orange juice, 3 tbsp flour or crushed breadcrumbs, 2-3 eggs (beaten), salt & pepper to taste, 1/2 cup finely chopped onion.

    -mix well

    -In a heavy skillet heat @ 1/8 inch deep of oil (peanut or canola)

    -With tablespoon, spoon the batter into the oil and flatten immediately with spoon.

    -cook roughly 5 minutes/side until golden brown (turning ONLY once)

    -remove onto drying rack and cool.

    ....For a little spice, sub 1/3 of potatoes with sweet potatoes... It adds to the flavor if using for desert!

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    I am what in Pittsburgh is considered a hunky. At least that is what Grandpa called Grandma. So Im not a pollack, but we are from Lithuania which is close enough. Perogies are the meal to serve. You can do them with potatoes and cheese, and pork and sauerkraut. Some people fry them, but we grew up eating them boiled and drenched in butter and seasoning.

    As far as the Vodka shots (what fun are they?) Let everyone have 5-10 and find out!

    By the way, make sure you have a bunch of Pollack jokes, everyone loves them, and it looks like you're a good sport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd steel
    I am what in Pittsburgh is considered a hunky. At least that is what Grandpa called Grandma. So Im not a pollack, but we are from Lithuania which is close enough. Perogies are the meal to serve. You can do them with potatoes and cheese, and pork and sauerkraut. Some people fry them, but we grew up eating them boiled and drenched in butter and seasoning.

    As far as the Vodka shots (what fun are they?) Let everyone have 5-10 and find out!

    By the way, make sure you have a bunch of Pollack jokes, everyone loves them, and it looks like you're a good sport!
    Boiling, then frying is the way to go. Even if you go Mrs' T's, they are awesome, but I bet made from scratch is da bomb. Dem is goooooood eatin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd steel
    I am what in Pittsburgh is considered a hunky. At least that is what Grandpa called Grandma. So Im not a pollack, but we are from Lithuania which is close enough. Perogies are the meal to serve. You can do them with potatoes and cheese, and pork and sauerkraut. Some people fry them, but we grew up eating them boiled and drenched in butter and seasoning.

    As far as the Vodka shots (what fun are they?) Let everyone have 5-10 and find out!

    By the way, make sure you have a bunch of Pollack jokes, everyone loves them, and it looks like you're a good sport!
    Great idea!! When Chinese was the theme the other month, we all had fortune cookies and we all shared our fortune at the end of the meal. When Irish was the theme, we all had drinking toasts that were on index cards under our plates that everyone took turns sharing thoughout the evening. I can do this with Polish jokes. Thanks for the fantastic idea!!! :P

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